Word’s file version feature lets you save multiple versions of the same document in the same file. You can delete older versions of the document in order to reduce the file size. To delete one or more versions of a document, follow these steps: On the File menu, click Versions. Select the version of the […]
Styles can also contain metadata. To remove these styles, follow these steps: Open the Word document. On the Format menu, click Style and Formatting. Select the style that you want to delete. Click Delete to delete the style.
Documents may contain hyperlinks to other documents or web pages. Hyperlinks typically appear as blue underlined text strings.To manually delete a single hyperlink from a document, right-click the hyperlink, point to Hyperlink on the shortcut menu, and then click Remove Hyperlink. If you want to delete all hyperlinks in a document, you can use a […]
In Word documents, it is possible to format text as hidden. Because hidden text can contain information you may not want to distribute, you may want to unhide and remove it. To remove all hidden text in a document, follow these steps: On the Tools menu, click Options and select the View tab. Click to […]
Documents can contain revision marks, which allow you to determine who makes specific changes to a document. When you accept or reject revision marks, the revised text is saved in the document, and the revision marks are removed. To accept or reject revisions, follow these steps: On the Tools menu, point to Track Changes and […]
Headers and footers in documents may contain identifying information. To remove information from headers and footers: On the View menu, click Header and Footer. Change the contents of the header and footer. Close the Header and Footer toolbar and return to the document.
To clear summary information from an existing document or template, follow these steps: Open the document. On the File menu, click Properties. On the Summary tab, clear the Author, Manager, Company, and any other boxes. On the Custom tab, delete any properties that contain information. When you are finished, click OK and save the document. […]
Summary information is usually saved when you create a Word document. There are several methods you can use to view this information: Open the document. On the File menu, click Properties. The Summary, Statistics, Contents, and Custom tabs may all contain various properties such as your name, your manager’s name, and your company name. In […]
To remove your name from a document, follow these steps: Click Options on the Tools menu. Select the User Information tab. The following edit boxes appear: Name Initials Mailing Address If you do not want any of this information to appear in your documents, enter spaces or dummy text in the boxes, and then click […]
This article explains various methods that you can use to minimize the amount of metadata in your Word documents. Whenever you create, open, or save a Word document, it creates metadata. Metadata is used for a variety of purposes to enhance the editing, viewing, filing, and retrieval of Office documents. Here are some examples of […]